YDM general pedagogy resources

YuMi Deadly Maths (YDM) is designed to enhance mathematics learning outcomes, improve participation in higher mathematics subjects and tertiary courses, and improve employment and life chances.

The set of eight YDM books below describe the YDM approach and pedagogical framework for Prep (Foundation) to Year 9. A further three supplementary YDM books cover the big ideas of mathematics, problem solving in mathematics, and literacy in mathematics.

These resources were originally developed as part of the Teaching Indigenous Mathematics Education (TIME) project funded by the Queensland Department of Education and Training from 2010 to 2012. The YuMi Deadly Centre acknowledges the Department’s role in the development of YDM and in funding the earlier versions of these resources.

Two Maths Fiesta books are also included on this page. These were developed in 2014 for North Lakes State College in Brisbane and provide ideas for running Maths Fiesta days for Foundation to Year 9 students.

YDM resource books

1. Overview

Covers the beliefs that underpin YDM; the YDM philosophy and pedagogy; cultural implications; relationships to whole school change and leadership; and implementation of YDM in schools (including integration with existing programs).

2. Number

Covers number basics; whole number numeration; decimal number numeration; common fraction numeration; and percent, rate and ratio. Overviews the mathematics and describes classroom activities for Foundation to Year 9.

3. Operations

Covers addition and subtraction of integers; multiplication and division of integers; the four operations with common and decimal fractions; and operation applications with percent, rate and ratio. Includes concepts, principles, strategies, computation, problem solving and extension to algebra. Overviews the mathematics and describes classroom activities for Foundation to Year 9.

4. Algebra

Covers repeating and growing patterns; change and functions; equivalence and equations; and principles of arithmetic and algebra. Includes introducing unknown and variable, solving for unknowns, linear relationships, line graphs and algebraic computation including substitution, expansion and factorisation. Overviews the mathematics and describes classroom activities for Foundation to Year 9.

5. Geometry

Covers 3D and 2D shape, line and angle; coordinates and graphing; Euclidean transformations; and projective and topology. Overviews the mathematics and describes classroom activities for Foundation to Year 9.

6. Measurement

Covers the 5 stages used in the teaching of all measurement attributes; basic measures (length, mass and capacity); relationship measures (perimeter, area and volume); non-metric measures (time and angle); and extension measures (money and temperature). Overviews the mathematics and describes classroom activities for Foundation to Year 9.

7. Statistics and Probability

Covers tables and graphs, probability, and statistical inference. Overviews the mathematics and describes classroom activities for Foundation to Year 9.

8. Review

Overviews mathematics and its teaching; the proficiencies, affects, and language and literacy in mathematics; assessment, diagnosis and remediation; enrichment and extension, including problem solving and big ideas; and sustaining YDM in schools.

YDM supplementary resource books

1. Big Ideas of Mathematics

An introductory book about the ‘big ideas’ of mathematics that underpin the YDM pedagogy in all year levels. Describes big ideas in five categories: global, concept, principle, strategy and pedagogy.

2. Problem Solving

Identifies six components of problem-solving skill (metacognition, thinking skills, plans, strategies, content knowledge and affective traits). Describes these components and how they relate to problem types. Proposes a scope and sequence to teach the components across Foundation to Year 9.

3. Literacy in Mathematics

Focuses on an aspect of mathematics teaching and learning that is part of all topics, namely literacy. Discusses how literacy is different in mathematics, identifies six components of literacy in mathematics, and describes these components and how they relate to each other. Proposes a scope and sequence to teach the components across Foundation to Year 12.

YDM Maths Fiesta books

Maths Fiesta Book A: Prep to Year 6

Maths Fiesta Book B: Years 7 to 9